Man dead after mobility scooter tumbles into river

1:26 pm on 17 December 2016

An elderly man has died after the mobility scooter he was driving went into the Whakatāne river.

Police tape cordons off the property at Taharoa.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The accident was near the bridge on Landing Road in Whakatāne, just before 10am.

Bay of Plenty police said they were trying to establish what happened.